Be Well in Nature (wellness workshops with Stanford University)

CA, United States

John Muir Laws is speaking as a part of a day-long panel on nature and wellness. When we connect with nature, we can foster peace and tranquility within ourselves, resulting in positive well-being. In fact, research has shown that spending time in nature reduces stress, anxiety, and depression.  Sessions include the science of wellness in Read More

Free

Botanical Illustration 5: Stems, leaf arrangement, and inflorescence

Zoom Meeting CA

Let's take a close look at the way leaves and flowers emerge from the stem. Understanding the arrangement and inflorescence type will help you see patterns and draw what you see. Bonus: how to draw long stems and smooth parallel lines. Click Here to Join the Zoom Workshop! Passcode: 187351 All ages and experience levels Read More

Nature Journaling Basics: Catalina Island

Zoom Meeting CA

Nature journaling is one of the best ways to enhance your observation, connection, and love of the natural world. Join John Muir Laws and the Catalina Island Conservancy for a virtual introduction to nature journaling. Learn the what, why, and how of keeping your nature journal. We will explore simple techniques to record the landscape Read More

Free

International Nature Journaling Week

Zoom Meeting CA

Join us for an amazing online community and skill-building experience!. This year the themes for International Nature Journaling Week will explore the three ‘languages’ of nature journaling (words, pictures, and numbers) and the three prompts ‘I notice…I wonder…It reminds me of…’ These two triads, used together, are a powerful tool for cultivating curiosity, connecting with Read More

Free

Explore with Master Naturalist David Lukas

Zoom Meeting CA

Methow Valley, WA. Photo by David Lukas David Lukas is one of the best naturalists I have met. We have been friends for many years and have extensively explored the Sierra Nevada side by side. He is also a writer and videographer. He now lives in Northern Washington and will join us to share new Read More

Using Numbers In Our Nature Journals (INJW)

Zoom Meeting CA

Numbers are beautiful, numbers are useful, numbers are an essential language for perceiving and describing the natural world. In this workshop, you will learn ways to count, measure, time, and estimate the world. This adds new resources to the way you think and record. We will also explore ways to record numbers that help us Read More

Free

It Reminds Me Of… (INJW)

Zoom Meeting CA

Creativity is a skill you can learn. Creativity is your ability to make useful connections between seemingly unrelated things. Thinking by analogy and seeing relationships is a powerful way to heighten your naturalist and nature journaler mind. In this workshop, we will unpack ways to network ideas in your mind and on the page. This Read More

Raccoon vs. Coyote, a close look at proportions

Zoom Meeting CA

Let's make a close comparison of the coyote and the raccoon. By examining these two mammals, we will gain insight into drawing and describing the proportions of mammals we encounter in the city or field. Click Here to Join the Zoom Workshop! Passcode: 187351 All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary, Read More

Make your information ‘pop’ with lines and containers

Zoom Meeting CA

In this session, special guest, Ashton Rodenhiser of Mind's Eye Creative will show us how to use simple drawing elements to highlight the information that you capture in your Nature Journal.  Drawing lines and containers can be fun and effective to the learning and retention of the words written and support your overall design and Read More

Nature Journaling for Birders

Zoom Meeting CA

I am presenting at the Mono Lake Virtual Chautauqua. There is a great lineup of speakers. Find out more and register here! Program Description: Do you want to become a better birder really fast? The secret is to start to keep a naturalist notebook or birder's journal. In this workshop, you will learn how to Read More